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La Mesa community town hall to discuss May violence, looting

Posted at 8:04 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 12:40:44-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- La Mesa residents will finally get the chance to talk about the protests that were followed by violence and looting in May.

The La Mesa City Council is hosting a town hall for the community Thursday at 6 p.m.

The town hall comes after the city picked a firm to look into how different local agencies handled the incident. City leaders say the goal is to get recommendations to help the La Mesa better respond to emergency situations.

On May 30, hundreds of rioters descended on the small La Mesa Village business district setting fire to numerous vehicles and buildings, including a bank and looting business.

Looters also struck a Walmart, Target, Vons, and several stores in the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center.

The city wants to let community members voice their concerns and ask questions.

Community members can submit questions in advance and find a link to the zoom conference HERE